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Heart Disease Roars Back: Why?

The Wall Street Journal published (1.15.20) a front-page article titled, “Heart Disease Roars Back, Even in Healthy Places.” (1) The article reports, “Americans are dying of heart disease and stroke at a rising rate in middle age, normally considered the prime years of life.”


How can that be? We have spent untold trillions of dollars fighting this scourge. Americans spend more on health care than any other people on the planet, yet these are the headlines we are faced with.


I am not surprised by this article. I have been writing to you for over two decades about this issue. Conventional medicine and the Big Pharma Cartel have worked hard to erroneously convince us that high cholesterol levels are the reason why we have so much heart disease.   Big Pharma would like you to believe that the lower your cholesterol level, the healthier you will be. Additionally, the Powers-That-Be (which includes conventional medicine) have been pushing the idea that everyone needs to be treated with cholesterol-lowering medications in order to lower the rate of heart disease.


So, what has happened over the last few decades? Statins are the most profitable medications in the history of Big Pharma. Over one-third of adult Americans are currently prescribed a statin medication. That number has been steadily increasing over the last 25 years. And, guess what? Over this time period, our cholesterol levels have been falling. (2)


If statins were so great at preventing heart disease, you would think that studies would show a declining heart disease rate over the last 25 years.


That has not happened!


Folks, I wrote The Statin Disaster to educate you about the failure of statin drugs. Continuing to promote statin drugs reminds me of the continuing saga of Charlie Brown trying to kick the ball as Lucy is holding it. Just as he approaches the football, Lucy pulls it away and Charlie falls to the ground. You would think Charlie would get the idea of what is going to happen when Lucy is holding the ball.


Similarly, you would think cardiologists would finally get the idea that the cholesterol=heart diseases hypothesis should be scrapped.


Statins, in the best of the studies, have been shown to help about one percent who take them. That means that approximately 99% who take them receive no benefit. When you factor in the side effects which include dementia, muscle aches and pains, ALS, and depression–along with their costs–I simply do not understand how they are still prescribed.


Why do we have so much heart disease? There are many factors but the largest one is our increasing girth. Our population is simply too fat. We eat too many refined food sources which includes too much refined sugar, flour, salt, and oils. And, our toxicity levels have risen at the same time our vitamin and mineral levels have fallen. I have seen this pattern worsen over the last two decades.   Until those issues are addressed, we will make little or no progress on the heart disease epidemic.


What can you do? Educate yourself about what a healthy diet is. My book, The Guide to Healthy Eating can be a good resource. You can also see a holistic health care practitioner that can work with you to improve your diet and rectify nutrient deficiencies. I have seen the benefits occur daily in my practice.


You don’t have to suffer with poor health. But, you do have to spend some time learning how to achieve your optimal health. The time you spend will be worth it.


To learn more, join me on Saturday, March 7th for my annual lecture, ‘Holistic Medicine for the 21st Century’. See below for details.


To Everyone’s Good Health!

~Dr B


Event: Holistic Medicine for the 21st Century

Date: Saturday, March 7th, 2020

Location: VistaTech Center at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, MI 48152

Time: Doors open at 8:30am. Lecture is from 9:00am to 11:30am. Brief Q & A to follow.

Price: $25.00 pre-order or $35.00 at the door.

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David Brownstein, M.D.

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    People are too sedentary. Sorry, an hour or two at the gym playing with some machine indoors doesn’t cut it. You need to walk, run, cycle…use your whole body at once, and not just as some ancillary activity- but as a regular way of life. Every hour spent behind a desk degrades your body faster than any “exercise” can replenish it. (My mother’s currently 95 and still in good health and lives independently- bear in mind that she has never owned a car- never eaten any special diet, nor exercised…but walked a lot)

    Two: People eat nothing but processed unnatural foods. EVERYTHING in the supermarket is laden with sugar, artificial fats; chemicals, and processed garbage. Too much meat; fast food. Eat at a restaurant and they don’t even know what’s in the stuff they’re serving you (ask them and see!).

    Drugs- prescription and otherwise. Creates imbalances and does harm. “Fixes” one thing….creates 3 other problems.

    Stress….. People don’t even live normal lives anymore. Sit around a dinner table all together; spend quality, quiet time at home- no- nobody does that anymore- everyone’s gotta be constantly doing something; going somewhere; being involved in some organized activity, from the youngest age. Thatg is a killer! Ya’d be better off smoking a cigarette or two and taking it easy, and sitting on the porch (In many places in Europe, more people still smoke- but in MODERATION- and they have LESS heart disease than we do)

    In short, this modern lifestyle is killing everyone….but it’s easy (and very enjoyable!) to opt-out.

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    We installed wifi in our house and I immediately began having heart and joint issues. We turned it off and am feeling much better. I am on low-dosage statin and it also makes my joints hurt. The 5G satellites will kill us!

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    I told a friend who has a stent and is on statins and such about thier dangers, he was interested in alternatives, however; his problem, as he saw it was, if he had another heart blockage or attack he thought his insurance would not cover him if he wasn’t taking what the doctor ordered. What can be done? I have tried myself to find a medical doctor or D.O. within 500 miles who supports holistic approaches, but no luck. Stuck between a rock and a hard place, it seems.

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      Clark, I have no idea where you and your friend are located, but it would be worth the drive/flight/ investment to get an appointment with Dr. Peter Langsjoen, Tyler Tx. He travels the world speaking on heart health-without statin use!

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    Edwin Eleazer

    Dr. B, after 38 years running community pharmacies I came to realize statins are doing more harm, much more harm, than the good “attributed” to them.
    There seemed to be considerable side effects among the populations I saw taking them, the vast majority could just discontinue use for a few days and the side effects would go away.
    And yes, for many they were dose dependent.
    But some patients had more severe reactions, which took 6+ months to resolve, if ever in some cases.
    Muscle pain, weakness, tenderness, memory loss, irritability, insomnia, difficulty concentrating, GI effects sometimes severe, neuropathy often severe and resistant to treatment
    and potentially permanent in some cases, blurred vision which did not improve, and well you know the drill.

    Clearly these weren’t actually “side effects” in some cases but actual cellular damage. Several athletically inclined patients, runners, basketball, tennis, racketball, to give a few examples,
    felt that their athletic performance was permanently damaged by their exposure to statins.

    In my experience, Mevacor, or Lovastatin generically, had the lowest incidence of side effects both in terms of milder short term as well as more severe long term reactions. The others, such as
    Lipitor, Lescol, Pravachol, Zocor seemed to be the same, with Zocor maybe the worst, especially as far as dose was concerned.

    Of course the Doctor insisted that the patients stay on the drug in nearly every case, rarely deciding to change to another agent.
    Several times I explained to the patient that the doctor wants you to take this for your heart, but it makes your muscles weak and painful, what do you think it’s doing to your heart, you know, that
    great big muscle in your chest? Has its started hurting yet, been running or on a treadmill?

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    Jan Dawe

    Don’t forget about all the heavy metals and chemicals in the environment that are impacting our metabolism too. They disregulate our metabolism and interfere with out gut bacteria, which in turn has a huge effect on our health. 100 years ago we had none of this. It seems to me that it is a conglomeration of many factors and diet is only one of them. 100 years ago we did not have glyphosate, plastic, chemicals sprayed on food crops and the heavy industrialisation that is now pervasive plus nuclear and radiation fallout.

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    Mary Sjoberg

    Thank you for your work. While reading the chart of a 77 year old male with multiple medical issues (medically complex patient), I saw that he was on a high dose statin drug. I looked up his lipids and, lo and behold, his last total cholesterol level a year ago was 93 and LDL was 21! He had not had lipids drawn for a year, even during his recent hospitalization! I get really upset when I see these kinds of numbers that don’t seem to bother the cardiologists at all. I’m a pharmacist and can only point these things out. The primary provider did agree to lower the dose, though I suggested stopping it.

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      That’s beyond ridiculous. I don’t know how the man could think with that low of cholesterol.
      And, to think, Medicare has no problems paying for that.

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    Kathie Matora

    How do you convince friends and family that taking statins on their doctor’s advice is not the right thing to do. My aunt was dying with leukemia and her MD prescribed her statin which she valiantly took every day, until she died. Nothing we said would steer off her doctor’s course. I have many friends taking them and try to warn them, but no way. Very frustrating!

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      One of the main reasons I write my books is to educate people so that they can make their own decisions. Once someone is educated about statins, I find it hard to believe that they would take them.

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    The real cause of most heart disease is exposure to technologically produced radiation and frequencies. This is especially true when exposure is chronic and when humans are being bombarded with non-ionizing radiation from cell towers, cell phones, cordless phones, wifi routers, baby monitors, smart TVs, bluetooth devices, smart meters, etc. Arthur Firstenberg wrote an incredible book called “The Invisible Rainbow” in which he documents the fact that heart disease is an electrically induced disease and did not even exist before the introduction of manmade electricity. Now we have 10-year-old children literally dropping dead from cardiac arrest in schools with wifi (see here: Moreover, there appears to be an epidemic of stroke amongst millennials (see here:, which makes sense when you realize that radiation-induced vasculopathy restricts blood flow to the brain and these young people spend an inordinate amount of time with radiation-emitting cell phones and other devices close to the head and body.

    For years, the medical community has focused on the lie of cholesterol causing heart disease. Others have argued it is due to diet or chemicals. It seems everyone is refusing to pay attention to the elephant in the living room. Technologically produced radiation and frequencies are causing the problem, and this is especially true with respect to pulsed radiation, such as that coming from cell phones and other wireless devices.

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      But what can the individual do to protect himself, esp if you live in a WiFi-dense city as I do? Also, I am on the internet for much of the day working (and reading, as here). Is that bad? Will using an ethernet cord limit my exposure? I do turn off my WiFi when not actually using it, unlike many who keep their home computers on constantly. I only rarely use my smartphone, however, not being a party to things like Twitter, FB, or Instagram. Thank you for advice.

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